My Piedmont and Oakland Real Estate Adventures. History, Architecture and Homes

This very attractive Oakland Hills home is located on a pleasant cul-de-sac at 4622 Rising Hill Court in  Oakland.  There is no doubt that it is imaginatively designed, and, additionally, that it is ideal for entertaining.  Created with spacious rooms that encourage a smooth transition from one to another, it invites visitors to move towards the dramatic outside balcony, with its views of rolling hillsides.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, and an excellent location that allows access to all that the Bay area has to offer.   

The handsome doors above, and gracious entry below, reflect the charm of this stylish home.  

The living room, with its multiple windows, tall ceiling with recessed lighting, and the unique balcony overview from

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This handsome and spacious home is located at 298 Elysian Fields in Oakland's Sequoyah Highlands neighborhood, and shows its immediate charm with a well designed and sunny curb appeal.  It features approximately 2,259 sf of roomy living space, that includes 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Upon entering the living room, you are immediately aware of two special and unique features.  The first is the sweeping picture window that allows sparkling light inside, and the second is the very commanding and welcoming fireplace that anchors this space.  What an excellent architectural pairing.  


Looking further, many amenities are immediately noticed.  The hardwood floors, combine with the crown molding, and the desirable floor and door trim, add charm in

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If you love gardens, this delightful home is designed for you.  Located at 1624 Leimert Boulevard in the popular Oakmore section of Oakland, its charming curb appeal is exceeded by a truly delightful backyard garden.   Ideally located just a very short distance from the cozy Oakmore shops, it is just minutes away from the shops and restaurants of Montclair Village, and access to Highways 13 and 580.  

As you enter this home, you are immediately impressed by the sweeping open space before you.  The sparkling hardwood floors reflect the amazing amount of light that is let in through multiple windows.  The handsome fireplace adds a welcoming feature, and adds warmth to the room.

There is no question that the beautifully arched central window

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This warm and engaging home, with its charming tree lined walkway, is one that seems to welcome guests.  Located at 285 Sheridan Avenue in Piedmont, it appears to be created to be inviting in its atmosphere.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, and is well located in central Piedmont.   

The stylish living room is awash in sparkling light.  From its spacious front windows, to its patio views, it is handsome and graceful.  Its central fireplace is dramatically designed, with sweeping lines, and includes a display mantle.  Be sure to note the special amenities here that include parquet floors, crown molding, and the construction quality of the wood framed French doors and windows that open onto the patio.  

This beautiful living

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This very attractive home, located at 80 Florada Avenue, offers a lot of roomy comfort for a new owner.  It features 5 bedrooms and 3 baths in a comfortable 3248 sf +/- of living space.   It has a very welcoming curb appeal, and a handsome off street garage that will house two cars.  

The expansive living room is centered around a very elegant fireplace which is a classic design feature for homes of its era.  It has a graceful 30's streamline appeal, is dramatically spacious, and has a display mantle for your special collectibles.  


Sunny light flows in from the generous windows, and the amenities here, and throughout the house, include hardwood floors, wood framed doors and windows, and elegant crown molding.

A pair of dramatic

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This handsome home, located at 1166 Winsor Avenue in Piedmont, is ideally located close to Witter Field, and just moments from the pleasant shops and restaurants of Lakeshore and Grand Avenues.  It has a very dramatic curb appeal, with its well established garden, and classic Tudor architecture.  

Outdoor light plays an important role in this home.  This bright and appealing living room has multiple doors and windows that invite the outside in.  This creates a pleasing ambiance that is highlighted by the inviting dramatic fireplace that features a display mantle. 

Two things of note here are the spacious doors that open onto an inviting patio, and, off to the left, the steps to an attractive dining space just right for entertaining, no

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This handsomely designed Piedmont home at 172 Mountain Avenue has dramatic curb appeal.  Located just a few moments from downtown Piedmont, it offers convenience of place, plus 4 bedrooms, and  2.5 baths in approximately 2004 sf of living space.  ( Be sure to spend some time with the floor plans that are included towards the end of this home summary)  

As is immediately obvious upon entering the home, a lot of thought has gone into designing this space to make it comfortable, and aesthetically appealing.  Of special note is the welcoming central fireplace, the warmth of hardwood floors, the rich wooden crown molding and the dramatic window treatments that will be noticed throughout the residence.  

There is a lot to be said about window

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This charming home is located at 117 Palm Drive in Piedmont.  Its delightful curb appeal, and very pleasant back yard, reflects the fact that it has been professionally landscaped. With its tiled roof, the plentiful and beautifully arched windows, and sturdy front door, it is classically Mediterranean in style.  

Upon entry, you are immediately struck with the open and welcoming ambiance.  Rooms flow one into another, and the spaciousness is perfect for entertaining.   Be sure to note the amazing amount of built in bookcase/display space that is available for your favorite books or collectibles.  


The living room is anchored by an very handsome fireplace that features a display mantle and tile hearth.  Both the living room and adjacent

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Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood has always been one of the city's most popular due to its outstanding location, delightful shops and restaurants along College Avenue, and the variety of desirable homes that are available there.   This elegant home is located at 6150 S. Rockridge Boulevard, and offers a special asset-a lovely San Francisco Bay view.  

A handsome front door opens to welcomes you to this graceful home.  As you pass from room to room, be sure to note how this home reflects its era--gracious gardens, plentiful greenery, and windows and doors in every room that draw this outside in for all to appreciate and enjoy.  This concept is especially visible in the views of the living room below. 

Everything seems to sparkle in this

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For those who love the appeal of a traditional brown shingle home, this home, located at 19 Monte Avenue, reflects an iconic era in Piedmont history.  This home was designed by renowned area architect Albert Farr in the same year that he designed what is now a portion of downtown Piedmont.  In 1908, the combined fire house and city hall building, using his designs, opened for use.  Not long after, Farr was commissioned to design the landmark Exedra Arch.  

What engaging curb appeal in this home.  Lush plants and trees abound to welcome visitors to this gracious home.  Pleasant surprises like the lantern below, reflect its charm.  



The living room (and dining room below) is stunning, and sparkles with light from the many captivating

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